Odyssey Quiz Part 1

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Odyssey Quiz Part 1 - Quiz

Quiz over the Odyssey for 9th grade Com. Arts


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What happened the day Odysseus' son was born?

    • A.

      He went to war

    • B.

      He killed the cyclops

    • C.

      He went hunting

    Correct Answer
    A. He went to war
    Explanation
    On the day Odysseus' son was born, Odysseus went to war. This implies that Odysseus prioritized his duty as a warrior over being present for the birth of his child. This decision showcases the commitment and sense of duty that Odysseus had towards his role as a warrior, even at the expense of missing an important family event.

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  • 2. 

    Where did the Greeks go to fight?

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      Sparta

    • C.

      Troy

    Correct Answer
    C. Troy
    Explanation
    The Greeks went to fight in Troy. This is evident from the historical event known as the Trojan War, which took place between the Greeks and the Trojans. The war was fought over the abduction of Helen, the wife of Menelaus, by Paris, a prince of Troy. The Greeks, led by Agamemnon, assembled a large army and sailed to Troy to retrieve Helen and exact revenge. The war lasted for ten years and was eventually won by the Greeks through the famous "Trojan Horse" strategy.

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  • 3. 

    What was Odysseus' plans to get past the walls?

    • A.

      Trojan Rabbit

    • B.

      Burn them down

    • C.

      Trojan Horse

    Correct Answer
    C. Trojan Horse
    Explanation
    Odysseus' plan to get past the walls was to use the Trojan Horse. The Trojan Horse was a large wooden horse that was presented as a gift to the Trojans. However, it was actually filled with Greek soldiers who were hiding inside. The Trojans, unaware of the soldiers inside, brought the horse into their city walls. Once inside, the Greek soldiers emerged from the horse and opened the gates, allowing the rest of the Greek army to enter and conquer Troy.

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  • 4. 

    What was Odysseus famous for after the war?

    • A.

      Ending it

    • B.

      Starting it

    • C.

      Taking the Trojan queen

    • D.

      Gyro sandwiches

    Correct Answer
    A. Ending it
    Explanation
    Odysseus was famous for ending the war. This refers to the Trojan War, where Odysseus played a crucial role in the Greek victory. He devised the plan of the Trojan Horse, which ultimately led to the downfall of the city of Troy. Odysseus' strategic thinking and cunning tactics were instrumental in ending the long and brutal war.

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  • 5. 

    Who cursed Odysseus to sail the seas eternally?

    • A.

      Poseidon

    • B.

      Helios

    • C.

      Athena

    • D.

      Hermes

    Correct Answer
    A. Poseidon
    Explanation
    Poseidon cursed Odysseus to sail the seas eternally. In Greek mythology, Poseidon, the god of the sea, held a grudge against Odysseus for blinding his son, Polyphemus. As a result, Poseidon made it his mission to make Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War as difficult as possible. He caused storms, shipwrecks, and other obstacles to prevent Odysseus from reaching his destination. This curse forced Odysseus to wander the seas for ten years, facing numerous trials and tribulations before finally returning home to Ithaca.

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  • 6. 

    Why did he do this to Odysseus?

    • A.

      He didn't thank the gods

    • B.

      He took Troy

    • C.

      He ran off with Helen

    • D.

      He stole Zeus' lightning bolt

    Correct Answer
    A. He didn't thank the gods
    Explanation
    The reason why he did this to Odysseus is that Odysseus didn't thank the gods.

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  • 7. 

    What did Odysseus tell the Cyclops his name was?

    • A.

      Nophone

    • B.

      Noteye

    • C.

      No-one

    • D.

      Nobody

    Correct Answer
    D. Nobody
    Explanation
    Odysseus told the Cyclops that his name was "Nobody." By giving this false name, Odysseus cleverly tricked the Cyclops into thinking that no one was attacking him when he was actually being harmed. This allowed Odysseus and his men to escape from the Cyclops' cave without being caught.

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  • 8. 

    Why didn't he tell him his real name?

    • A.

      He would have been killed

    • B.

      He doesn't want an awkward phone call later

    • C.

      He would have eaten the lotus

    • D.

      He wanted to rescue his men that had became animals

    Correct Answer
    A. He would have been killed
    Explanation
    The reason he didn't tell him his real name is because he would have been killed. Revealing his true identity would have put him in danger and potentially led to his death.

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  • 9. 

    What was Odysseus' plan to get out of the cave?

    • A.

      To feed the Cyclops poison

    • B.

      To cut the Cyclops head off

    • C.

      To ask the gods for help

    • D.

      Blind the Cyclops

    Correct Answer
    D. Blind the Cyclops
    Explanation
    Odysseus' plan to get out of the cave was to blind the Cyclops. By doing so, he would disable the Cyclops and make his escape easier. Blinding the Cyclops would not only incapacitate him but also prevent him from recognizing Odysseus and his men, increasing their chances of successfully leaving the cave undetected.

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  • 10. 

    How does the wind god help Odysseus?

    • A.

      Sends him home

    • B.

      Bags up the wind

    • C.

      Trick question, the wind god hates Odysseus

    • D.

      Kills Neptune

    Correct Answer
    B. Bags up the wind
    Explanation
    The wind god helps Odysseus by bagging up the wind. This means that the wind god controls the direction and strength of the wind, allowing Odysseus to navigate and sail safely on his journey. By bagging up the wind, the wind god ensures that Odysseus can make progress and eventually reach his home.

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  • 11. 

    Why does he do it?

    • A.

      He likes Odysseus

    • B.

      He fears Odysseus

    • C.

      To rebel against Poseidon

    • D.

      To earn Poseidon's trust

    Correct Answer
    C. To rebel against Poseidon
    Explanation
    The reason why he does it is to rebel against Poseidon. This implies that the person mentioned in the question is intentionally going against Poseidon, possibly as an act of defiance or resistance.

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  • 12. 

    Why doesn't Odysseus make it home?

    • A.

      They go on vacation

    • B.

      Ship mates open the bag

    • C.

      Ship breaks

    • D.

      Sea monster attacks

    Correct Answer
    B. Ship mates open the bag
    Explanation
    Odysseus doesn't make it home because his ship mates open the bag. This suggests that there was some sort of temptation or curiosity among the ship mates, leading them to open the bag despite Odysseus's warnings or instructions. This action could have had consequences, such as releasing something harmful or causing a chain of events that prevented them from reaching their destination.

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  • 13. 

    What does Circe do to his men?

    • A.

      Turns them into fruit

    • B.

      Throws them a party

    • C.

      Turns them into animals

    • D.

      Turns them down

    Correct Answer
    C. Turns them into animals
    Explanation
    Circe turns the men into animals. This is evident from the given options, where all the other choices are irrelevant to the question. In Greek mythology, Circe is known for her ability to transform humans into animals, usually as a punishment or to exert control over them.

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  • 14. 

    Why doesn't this happen to Odysseus?

    • A.

      Hermes gives him a herb

    • B.

      He is immune

    • C.

      He is too strong

    Correct Answer
    B. He is immune
    Explanation
    Odysseus doesn't experience a certain event because he is immune to it. This suggests that he has some sort of protection or resistance against whatever is causing the event. The fact that he is immune implies that he is not affected by it, and therefore, it does not happen to him.

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  • 15. 

    At this point how long has Odysseus been gone?

    • A.

      12 years

    • B.

      15 years

    • C.

      20 years

    • D.

      5 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 years

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